Owen Polley

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Friday, 13 September 2019

Review: We Need To Talk About Putin challenges Russian caricatures 

You could fill shelves, bookcases, probably even whole libraries with books that promise to explain Vladimir Putin. Often, these volumes …

By Owen Polley

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

IRA nostalgia must be challenged as we remember 50 years of the Troubles

This week is the fiftieth anniversary of riots in Londonderry that led to the deployment of troops in Northern Ireland. …

By Owen Polley

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Tory leadership candidates make their pitch to Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland’s five hundred or so Conservative members are not accustomed to being the centre of media attention these days. …

By Owen Polley

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Hunt hit by serious blunder on The Troubles

Jeremy Hunt has become embroiled in a row about the prosecution of former members of the armed forces for historical …

By Owen Polley

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Next PM must make saving the Union his priority

Most Conservative party members believe that implementing Brexit is more important than preserving the Union, according to a YouGov poll. …

By Owen Polley

Thursday, 23 May 2019

The next Tory leader must get serious about protecting the Union

With Theresa May’s premiership collapsing, the UK’s next prime minister will be chosen through a Conservative leadership contest. MPs will …

By Owen Polley

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Northern Ireland - local elections highlight the long slow death of the UUP

In England, voters used last week’s local elections to express frustration with the two biggest parties, the Conservatives and Labour. …

By Owen Polley

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Northern Ireland may get nowhere with yet another set of talks

Northern Ireland’s political parties will have to switch their focus quickly from this week’s local government elections to hot-house talks, …

By Owen Polley

Monday, 25 March 2019

Irish border voice amplified out of all proportion

Last week, for the umpteenth time, the BBC broadcast a discussion programme from close to the border – this time …

By Owen Polley